polka dot
noun Date: 1857 a dot in a pattern of regularly distributed dots in textile design • polka-dot or polka-dotted adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Polka dot — is a pattern consisting of dots. Polka dot patterns are quite variable: they range from a series of dots that are equally spaced and sized to a random arrangement of multicoloured dots of different sizes. Polka dots are most commonly seen on… …   Wikipedia

  • polka dot — n one of a number of round spots that form a pattern, especially on cloth used for clothing ▪ a white scarf with red polka dots >polka dot adj ▪ a polka dot dress …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • polka dot — polka ,dot noun count a round spot printed as part of a pattern on cloth or paper: a blue skirt with white polka dots ╾ polka ,dot adjective: a polka dot shirt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • polka dot — 1884, from POLKA (Cf. polka) + DOT (Cf. dot). Named for the dance, for no reason except its popularity, which led to many contemporary products and fashions taking the name …   Etymology dictionary

  • polka dot — ☆ polka dot [pō′kə, pōl′kə ] n. [< POLKA: from the popularity of the dance in the late 19th c., term applied to various garments, materials, etc.] 1. one of the small round dots regularly spaced to form a pattern on cloth 2. a pattern or cloth …   English World dictionary

  • polka dot — polka dotted, polka dot, adj. /poh keuh/, Textiles. 1. a dot or round spot (printed, woven, or embroidered) repeated to form a pattern on a textile fabric. 2. a pattern of or a fabric with such dots. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • polka dot — ► NOUN ▪ each of a number of round dots repeated to form a regular pattern …   English terms dictionary

  • polka dot — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms polka dot : singular polka dot plural polka dots a round spot printed as part of a pattern on cloth or paper a blue skirt with white polka dots Derived word: polka dot adjective a polka dot shirt …   English dictionary

  • polka dot — noun design consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots • Hypernyms: ↑design, ↑pattern, ↑figure * * * ˈpolka dot [polka dot polka dots] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • polka dot — noun (C) one of a number of dots (spots) that form a pattern, especially on material for clothing: a white scarf with red polka dots polka dot adjective: a polka dot dress …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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